- After the reshuffle, Smriti Irani and Bhupender Yadav were named to key cabinet panels.
- Union Minister Narayan Rane, Jyotiraditya Scindia, and Ashwini Vaishnaw are the new members of the PM’s Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth.
- Anurag Singh Thakur, Virendra Kumar and Kiren Rijiju and are among the new members of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, which is headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
The government has restructured the powerful cabinet committees, with Union ministers Smriti Irani, Bhupender Yadav, and Sarbananda Sonowal joining Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s all-important Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs.
According to a notification released by the Cabinet Secretariat last night, Union ministers Kiren Rijiju, Anurag Singh Thakur and Virendra Kumar have been added to the revamped Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs led by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
The country’s highest decision-making body on security matters, the Cabinet Committee on Security and the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, which makes all major government appointments at the rank of Joint Secretary and higher, have remained unchanged.
The Prime Minister, the Defence Minister, Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar make up the Cabinet Committee on Security.
The Prime Minister and the Home Minister make up the Cabinet’s two-member Appointments Committee.
Union Minister Narayan Rane, Jyotiraditya Scindia, and Ashwini Vaishnaw are the new members of the PM’s Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth.
Union ministers Ashwini Vaishnaw, Ramchandra Prasad Singh, G. Kishan Reddy and Bhupender Yadav have joined the Cabinet Committee on Employment and Skill Development, which is chaired by the Prime Minister.